Department

Counseling and Human Services

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Date of Award

10-2020

Format

pdf

Degree Level

Ph.D.

URI

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Proquest Document ID

2490961299

Identifier

ETD2020Wasonga

School/University

St. Mary's University

Document Type

Dissertation

First Advisor

Carolyn Y Tubbs

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to evaluate the use of a new treatment protocol, the systemic treatment plan (STP) by identifying the predictors of positive treatment outcomes for individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and comorbid mental health conditions. This study examined the relationship between challenging behaviors, psychiatric conditions, and positive treatment outcomes for individuals with IDD and co-occurring disorders, particularly those individuals whose treatment was driven by the STP. A linear regression analysis was conducted to determine which challenging behaviors and psychiatric disorders best predict positive outcomes in systemically engaged treatment. The results from this study indicated that challenging behaviors did not act as predictors of positive outcomes in treatment. However, the results demonstrated that having a diagnosis of Autism acted as the best predictor of positive outcomes when the STP was used in treatment.

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